Happy Halloween!

No big plans for us gimps this year, but the CE and PG did decide something must be done as a nod to the holiday. Thus, we have here what I guess you could refer to as a Pumpkin Tart:

Am I cute?

Another view, just to make sure you get the full impact

No costume for Chloe, as I don’t believe they make Plus Plus sizes. Good news, though – we think she seems just a bit friskier since beginning thyroid medication last week. When she weighed in at a whopping 113 pounds after being on a restricted diet for several months, we decided to have her thyroid tested and, sure enough, it came back lower than low. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that she’ll shed some pounds and feel better as time goes on.

Will there be less of her to love?

I found something appropriately Halloween creepy in the coop the other day – a shell-less egg:

Creepy, but common

I’ve read about shell-less eggs many times, but this was the first one I’ve seen. It was laid by Hope, along with a normal egg. When chickens consistently lay eggs without shells, it can mean they are calcium deficient. Not the case for Hope – I make sure the girls have access to calcium-rich oyster shell at all times. I’ve been assured by other chicken-keepers that the occasional shell-less egg is just a glitch and nothing to worry about.

Halloween? We were thinking of going as -- chickens!

Who needs a costume when you look like this?

Have a great and ghoulish weekend!

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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4 Responses to Happy Halloween!

  1. Katherine says:

    I don’t know – I feel as those the CE missed a grand opportunity to go as Captain Ahab or Long John Silver this year.

    But I will admit that the pumpkin Tart looks delicious!

  2. Ang says:

    UM, DOES THE CAT WEIGH 113 LBS,TOO??????????

  3. Chicken Emperor says:

    It is somewhat disturbing to see these hard working animals in such an under-nourished condition. After a hard day in the harness or in the field, all they can look forward to is a half empty bowl of cold gruel. And the results of this mistreatment is what you see in the photos. It could be time for an intervention to save these animals.

  4. Katherine says:

    In response to the CE’s comment, I shall take it upon myself to call the ASPCA.

    (And in this instance I mean, of course, Another Social Party for Chickens and Animals.)

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